Postdoctoral Scientist – Impact Evaluation

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. WorldVeg conducts research and development programs that contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world through increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. For more information, please visit our website: www.avrdc.org.

The Job:
The Postdoctoral Scientist – Impact Evaluation will conduct high quality impact evaluation studies of the Center's technologies and interventions in Africa and Asia, thereby contributing to the continuous refinement of intervention designs and scaling strategies and the communication of the Center's impact to donors, partners and clients.

This position will report to the Flagship Program Leader – Enabling Impact and will be based in WorldVeg's East and Southeast Asia Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand.

Key Responsibilities:
• Design and implement ex-post evaluations of the Center's technologies and interventions using scientifically rigorous methods of impact evaluation.
• Conduct quantitative and qualitative studies to identify opportunities and constraints to technology adoption.
• Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.
• Develop and contribute to the development of grant proposals for funding.
• Design impact tracking and monitoring protocols to ensure that the Center's outcomes and impact are well documented.
• Contribute to the development and implementation of projects with regard to monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment.
• Provide guidance to colleagues on issues of impact evaluation.
• Perform any other duties as required by the needs of the Center and as directed by the Flagship Program Leader – Enabling Impact.

The Person:
Candidates must have a recent PhD degree in agricultural economics, development economics, or a related discipline with a strong focus on applied microeconomic research. The candidate needs to have experience in conducting farm household surveys and be skilled in the use of econometric methods to analyze farm survey data. She/he must have strong communication skills in spoken and written English. The candidate must be able to work with multidisciplinary teams in a multicultural and multination al environment, and be willing to travel extensively.

The Reward:
This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position with competitive pay and benefits. The appointment is for three years.

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a letter of application explaining their suitability for and interest in the position along with a curriculum vitae, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including telephone/fax/e-mail) of three referees, and date of availability to human.resources@worldveg.org before 15th May 2017.

Tags: 
impact evaluation
Location: 
Bangkok (Thailand)